By Denna Bowman
A serial tyres-dumper, whose actions have cost tax-payers more than £1 million in clean-up operations, is set to be sentenced to a ten-year ASBO.
Malcolm Regan is also facing arrest after failing to return to the court where he blocked the judges’ car park with truck loads of scrap tyres.
Magistrates and district judges were left unable to get into Stratford Magistrates’ Court after 44-year-old Regan blocked the door leading from their car park with piles of worn out rubber.
The court heard that Regan is one of the country’s top tyre “knitters” and can link hundreds together so they can be crammed into the smallest possible space.
Regan has cost local authorities hundreds of thousands pounds and been linked to at least two factory fires.
Prosecutor James Trumble said Regan used the ‘knitting’ method when dumping tyres on the banks of Pudding Mill River, Stratford, and a warehouse in nearby Marshgate Lane..
Mr Trumble said Regan, who operated through his firms M&D Tyres and M&T Tyres, had cost the taxpayer more than £1million in clear-up costs.
Regan, who has also been linked to at least two factory fires, is accused of acting in an antisocial manner and is facing a ten-year Asbo order.